Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Wayne H Holtzman

Professor EmeritusPh.D., Psychology and Statistics, Stanford University

Hogg Professor Emeritus



A long time faculty member of The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Holtzman is currently Hogg Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education.  During his tenure with the school, he held positions as president of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, dean of the College of Education, chairman of the university’s Faculty Computer Committee and chairman of the Laboratory for Computer-Assisted Instruction. 

Dr. Holtzman’s distinguished career also allowed him to serve as president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology, the Texas Psychological Association and International Union of Psychological Science.  He was chairman of the board of The Menninger Clinic and has been a trustee of The Menninger Foundation since 1982.  He was also director of the World Health Organizations’ Texas-Mexico Collaborating Center in Mental Health.  Dr. Holtzman is the author of over 210 articles in scientific journals and served as editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology

...from Texas Monthly online, January 24, 2011 (

The Holtzman Inkblot Test (HIT) was conceived by Wayne Holtzman and colleagues. It was first introduced in 1961 as a projective personality test similar to the Rorschach test, yet unlike the Rorschach, the HIT is a standardized measurement with clearly defined objective scoring criteria. The Holtzman Inkblot Test was invented as an attempt to address many, if not all, of the controversial issues surrounding the Rorschach Inkblot Test.

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